Marco Estrada
Marco Estrada

Marco Estrada (SP,RP)

Toronto Blue Jays - 72% owned
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Marco Estrada allowed just one run - a Didi Gregorius HR - over seven innings on Sunday. Estrada allowed four hits and two walks but struck out seven Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada received a no-decision as the Jays had to walk it off in the ninth inning. His next and final start of the season is likely to come against the Red Sox this weekend.

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Marco Estrada was outstanding on Monday night, allowing just one hit and three walks to a hot Seattle Mariners team. Estrada racked up eight strikeouts and earned his ninth win of the season.

Fantasy Impact: In recent outings, Estrada has pitched fair while giving up a big inning - something he avoided easily on Monday night. Estrada has seen an increase in both walks (+6) and strikeouts (+23) since last season in 17 fewer innings.

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After striking out five consecutive Rays to start the game and throwing three shutout innings, Marc Estrada unraveled almost immediately in the fourth, allowing three runs on a HR and double. Estrada lasted just 5 1/3 innings, allowing four runs, three walks and tallying seven strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: There's no use ignoring it: Marco Estrada has been terrible in the second half. Since returning from the DL after the All-Star Break, Estrada is 3-6 and has seen his ERA jump from 2.94 to 3.78 in just 46 2/3 innings. He has lost three straight, allowing 12 runs in 12 2/3 innings.

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Marco Estrada allowed four runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings on Wednesday, striking out seven batters in a losing effort. Estrada is 0-3 in September with a 8.53 ERA and 1.97 WHIP, striking out 15 batters in 12 2/3 innings. He is 8-8 with a 3.78 ERA this season and will face the Mariners in Seattle on September 19.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada only has one quality start in his last seven starts and is not worth regular starts in mixed leagues. His great 2.93 ERA in the first half has skyrocketed to 5.32 in the second half and his 5-3 record in the first half is mirrored by a 3-5 record in the second half. Current Mariners have a .734 OPS in 109 career at-bats against Estrada and he is 5-2 with a 3.81 ERA on the road this season.

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Marco Estrada cruised through five shutout innings before allowing five runs to score in the sixth on Saturday as the Rays beat up on the Blue Jays again. Estrada allowed seven hits and two walks in just five-plus innings, striking out six before the meltdown.

Fantasy Impact: He's now 8-7 with a 3.56 ERA that just keeps climbing. Estrada has allowed at least five runs in three of his last four starts and will likely see just one start outside the brutal AL East before the end of the season.

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Marco Estrada had Orioles batters off-balance on Monday night as he cruised to his eighth win of the season. Estrada allowed just one run on a solo HR and an additional three hits, plus one walk, while striking out four.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada needed a bounce-back start like this after losing his last two decisions - allowing 13 runs over just 14 innings. He'll get the Yankees in his next start, who took him deep three times in his last Yankee Stadium start.

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Blue Jays SP Marco Estrada allowed six runs over just five innings on Wednesday, serving up a pair of home runs to Mike Trout and Albert Pujols. He tallied 10 hits and three walks while striking out just four.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada has been rocked over his last two starts but has been steadily declining since late June, save for a great outing versus Houston on August 3. He's now 7-6 with a 3.47 ERA and is getting closer to his career normals than the lights-out Cy Young candidate that flashed earlier in the season.

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Despite the 12-6 win, Blue Jays SP Marco Estrada had a terrible night on Tuesday, allowing five runs on five hits, including three home runs in what might be considered his worst outing of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada's ERA rocketed up to 3.20 from 2.95 and he's now allowed seven earned runs over his last two starts (nine innings) and three or more in six of his last ten.

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Marco Estrada had a poor outing on Tuesday night, tossing just five innings and allowing seven hits and four walks for three runs (two earned). Estrada managed six strikeouts but also gave up a leadoff home run to Logan Forsythe.

Fantasy Impact: Since June 5th, Marco Estrada's ERA has ticked up from 2.41 to 2.95 after Tuesday's start. Hopefully Tuesday was a just a rare lapse in command for Estrada, who fell to 7-5, and that he'll be back in top form for his next start versus the Yankees.

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The Blue Jays knocked off the division rival Baltimore Orioles Friday night behind a gutty performance from Marco Estrada. Estrada pitched six innings to the tune of four runs (three earned) on five hits and a pair of walks, striking out six.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada has not been sharp since his back flared up before the all-star break, but has managed three runs or less in each of his last five starts, though he's gone only 1-2 in that span and hasn't pitched beyond the sixth inning since June 5th.

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Marco Estrada pitched six quality innings on Friday night, scattering seven hits and a walk for two runs scored. Estrada struck out three but was victimized by a huge game from James Paxton and a lack of run support, dropping him to 5-4 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: For one of the best starters in the AL this season, 5-4 seems incredibly underwhelming. With a WHIP of 1.01 and an ERA of 2.94, Estrada certainly deserves better. Most importantly it seems as though Estrada's back was not an issue on Friday night, likely leaving him good to go for Wednesday versus the Padres.

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Marco Estrada threw a side session on Tuesday and reported feels fine, according to Shi Davidi of SportsNet. Estrada has been out since July 2nd with back issues. (Source: Shi Davidi on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It looks as though Estrada will be good to start Friday versus the Seattle Mariners. Estrada has had a tremendous season so far, posting a 5-3 record with a slim 2.93 ERA over 104 1/3 innings pitched. Estrada has pitched through the pain since spring training, so continue to use Estrada as you normally would.

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Marco Estrada heads to the DL

Wed, Jul 6th 9:50pm EDT
By Roy Widrig

Blue Jays SP Marco Estrada was placed on the 15-day DL Wednesday. Estrada was first scheduled to start on Thursday versus Detroit, which was later pushed back to Friday after he received a cortisone shot to help his ailing back.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada had just made his first All-Star game and will still attend the event, just not as an active player. Since surgery is not an option right now and he's already received a cortisone shot, it's only expected that he will miss about two starts.

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Marco Estrada will make his next start, if everything goes as planned, but that will now not be Thursday but Friday. Estrada received a cortisone injection recently to aid his ailing back. (Source: Tony Ambrogio on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Estrada has been quietly great this season, posting an ERA and WHIP under 3.00 and 1.00. He continues to strike out a ton of batters and has been a quality start machine. Hopefully the back injury will not linger.

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Marco Estrada is expected to make his next scheduled start on Thursday against the Tigers despite pitching through discomfort over the weekend. (Source: Ben Nicholson-Smith on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Estrada pitched through considerable back pain on Saturday, but he's expected to take his next turn. He's been quietly fantastic this season, posting solid ratios (2.93 ERA and 0.99 WHIP) with nearly a strikeout per inning.

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Marco Estrada took one for the team on Saturday, battling through five innings and allowing three runs on five hits. He struck out seven, but was pitching through some obvious discomfort from an ongoing back issue.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada didn't factor in the win, and probably shouldn't again until after the All-Star break. Estrada, though the results have been there, is pitching through extreme back pain and should require a DL stint. Drew Hutchison was not sent down to Triple-A Buffalo after the game, possibly a sign of things to come.

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Marco Estrada allowed three earned runs over six innings in Monday's 9-5 blowout loss to the Rockies at Coors Field. Estrada allowed five hits and two walks, but gave up a big three-run home run to Carlos Gonzalez in the sixth inning to lose his shutout bid. Estrada struck out eight.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada set an obscure MLB record Monday night by allowing five or fewer hits through six innings for 12 consecutive starts. Estrada has been great and is still available in some leagues. He has already matched his fWAR from last season (1.8) and sports a tremendous ERA- of 65.

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Blue Jays SP Marco Estrada dropped to 5-3 as the hard-luck loser in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the visiting Diamondbacks. Estrada tossed six innings and allowed three runs on only two hits and three walks, striking out eight. Estrada struck out Diamondbacks star Paul Goldschmidt twice.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada only threw 88 pitches on Tuesday, but was not limited due to any sort of injury. The three walks was a bit high and Estrada labored at times. He will pitch against the Rockies next, on Monday.

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Marco Estrada allowed two runs on four hits and a walk over 6 2/3 innings in Wednesday's 7-2 win over the Phillies. He improved to 5-2 with a 2.58 ERA and struck out five while allowing one home run. He was 0-for-3 at the plate.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada has been outstanding in 2015, and over his last 10 games has allowed more than five run or hits in one game only once. He's an almost guaranteed six inning, two-run pitcher at this point, and is now striking out at least five per game.

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Marco Estrada was brilliant on Sunday, no-hitting the Red Sox for 7 1/3 inning before allowing a solo HR to Chris Young. Estrada allowed his second hit in the bottom of the eighth, a double to Dustin Pedroia, who later scored. Overall Estrada went eight innings allowing two runs on two hits and three walks. He struck out five.

Fantasy Impact: The win was Estrada's fourth of the year as he improved to 4-2 and saw his ERA drop again to 2.41 with a string of four excellent starts after a five-run game versus the Rangers on May 14th. He will see the Orioles next, against whom he allowed only one run over five innings in his previous start, striking out nine.

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Blue Jays ace Marco Estrada blanked the Yankees over eight innings on Monday, giving up only three hits and three walks, striking out six.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada's change-up was in top form for most of the game, and he has slowly emerged as Toronto's best starter in 2016. Surprisingly, the win was only Estrada's third of the season, giving him a 3-2 record to go along with a 2.43 ERA.

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Marco Estrada was solid again on Wednesday, allowing seven hits and three runs over seven innings versus the Yankees. He only struck out two and walked four.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada didn't have his best stuff but kept his team in the game and earned his second win of the season as a result. He is scheduled to face the Yankees again on Monday this time at Rogers Centre where he's been much better this season (26 2/3 innings for a 1.68 ERA.)

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Blue Jays SP Marco Estrada bounced back from a rough game last Saturday with a two-run, eight inning gem against the light-hitting Minnesota Twins. Estrada allowed only three hits and a walk and struck out nine.

Fantasy Impact: A big game for Estrada brings his ERA back down to a svelte 2.61, but the Jays took 11 innings to win and Estrada received a no-decision. Roberto Osuna was the winning pitcher and Joe Biagini recorded his first career save in extras. Estrada will next face the Yankees on Wednesday, against whom he's 1-2 with a 4.26 ERA in 31 2/3 innings.

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Marco Estrada allowed a second-inning grand slam to Bobby Wilson, but otherwise pitched well as the Blue Jays fell to the Rangers, 6-5 in extra innings. Estrada pitched six innings, allowing four runs on five hits and four walks, striking out five.

Fantasy Impact: The start was one of Estrada's worst of the season with all of the damage coming on the grand slam. Saturday marks the first time all season Estrada has given up five runs. He has pitched six-plus innings in all of his starts except one.

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Marco Estrada pitched brilliantly yet again on Sunday, tossing seven innings of one-run ball, striking out eight. He walked two and allowed three hits, one being a home run to Joc Pederson.

Fantasy Impact: The Blue Jays failed to secure a win in the closing innings, so Estrada is yet again winless in front of the Jays poor offense. Estrada will pitch again Saturday versus the Texas Rangers.

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Marco Estrada battled through a leadoff home run and a some hard hit balls on Tuesday night, but held it together for six innings of one-run ball. He allowed only three baserunners via a walk and two hits and struck out three.

Fantasy Impact: After some hard-hit balls early on, Estrada found his changeup and settled in. He did not factor in the decision as Toronto had to walk it off in extra innings, but Estrada still pitched one of his best games of the year so far. He has been excellent in 2016, however shows a win-loss record of 1-2.

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Marco Estrada pitched well in Wednesday nights game, holding the White Sox to one hit through the first six innings of the game. The White Sox broke through in the seventh, plating three in the inning. Estrada finished the night allowing three runs on three hits, striking out five, and walking four in 6.2 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Wednesday's loss drops Estrada to 1-2 to begin the season with a 2.92 ERA. Estrada will toe the rubber at home next Tuesday against the Rangers.

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Marco Estrada struggled with just about everything on Thursday night, throwing 104 pitches and getting through only five innings in an eventual 3-2 loss to the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada was unlucky, located poorly, and hit hard but only managed to allow one run over those five innings on six hits and three walks. His changeup only got him four strikeouts. He'll finally see competition outside of the AL East in his next start, Tuesday, against the Chicago White Sox.

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A three-run home run to Xander Bogaerts was all the Red Sox needed to defeat the struggling Blue Jays on Saturday, an otherwise well-pitched game from Marco Estrada.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada went six innings, allowing eight hits and four runs with three strikeouts. His change up was not nearly as sharp as it was facing the Red Sox late last week, and the Red Sox took advantage of that. His next start will be Thursday versus the Orioles.

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Marco Estrada made his season debut Sunday versus the Red Sox, stopping a four-game losing streak with seven shutout innings with only seven hits and a walk. Estrada struck out eight.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada was showcasing one of baseball's best sliders Sunday, getting most of his eight strikeouts on it. He doesn't throw especially hard, but has command of three strong pitches and outings like Sunday's were why he retains fantasy relevance while pitching in the AL East.

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Marco Estrada will miss his first turn in the Blue Jays' rotation as he continues to recover from a back injury, but he's expected to make his season debut for the team on April 10 against the Red Sox. (Source: Barry Davis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's encouraging that Estrada is only expected to miss the single turn to start the season. He's a popular pickup late in drafts considering the flashes of brilliance he showed last season.

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With a fair amount of off days to start the season, the Blue Jays plan to place Marco Estrada on the DL with back issues and start the season with a four-man rotation.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada will continue to pitch in minor-league games while his strength and stamina builds and his back heals up. He will likely only miss two-three starts before returning in mid-to-late April.

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Marco Estrada had a taste of spring game-action for the first time Sunday, tossing two innings versus the Pirates.He allowed two runs on two hits and three walks, striking out only one.

Fantasy Impact: Marco has been delayed due to a back issues, which manager John Gibbons says is "in the past." Estrada made one big mistake to Andrew McCutchen after a leadoff walk to John Jaso, resulting in Pittsburgh's only two runs. He struggled in the first, but calmed down a bit in the second and just "got his work in."

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Marco Estrada registered another strong start, as he went 7 1/3 innings against the Baltimore Orioles, allowing four runs (three earned) on four hits, while striking out two. Cecil came on in relief of Estrada in the eighth inning of a 4-4 ballgame, before the Jays put the winning run across in the ninth.

Fantasy Impact: All indications have pointed towards Estrada being the fourth starter for the Jays in the playoffs. He has put together a career year going 13-8 so far with a 3.15 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 122 strikeouts in 174 1/3 innings pitched. Estrada has one start left as he will toe the rubber against the Tampa Bay Rays on the road this Saturday.

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Marco Estrada was on point Wednesday, pitching eight shutout innings, allowing just three hits and striking out four to take the series from the Atlanta Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada improved to 13-8 on the season with a 3.14 ERA and 1.07 WHIP. Coming into tonight's game, Estrada led the league with opponents batting average against with a miniscule .210, which is excellent especially considering he pitches in the AL-East. Estrada will look to continue his breakout 2015 campaign when he takes the mound against the New York Yankees in a pivotal series at home on Tuesday.

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Marco Estrada took the hill for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader and got knocked around for four runs on six hits, including three homeruns over five innings of work. Estrada escaped taking the loss thanks to the Jays explosive offense, which ended up winning in 11 innings.

Fantasy Impact: A fly ball pitcher by nature, it wasn't a surprise that the Yankees offense managed to leave the yard three times. A little blip on the radar for someone that has been brilliant for the Jays this season. Estrada sits at 12-8 with a 3.31 ERA, and a 1.10 WHIP for the season. He is scheduled to face the Red Sox at home next Friday, however that could be subject to change with the Jays running a six man rotation currently.

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Marco Estrada continues to be one of the Jays most consistent starting pitchers, working five innings on Sunday allowing just two runs on two hits to record his 12th win of the season. Estrada also recorded four strikeouts on the afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada has now held opponents to three or less runs in 14 of his last 15 starts, as his record now sits at 12-8 with a nice 3.18 ERA. He has been an excellent addition to the rotation. Estrada will face the Yankees on the road in his next start.

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Marco Estrada took the hill Tuesday against the Indians, going seven innings allowing two runs on five hits, while striking out two. The lone two runs Estrada allowed came via home runs by Michael Brantley and Yan Gomes. Estrada was in line for the win in the ninth, however Roberto Osuna allowed a game tying home run to Yan Gomes.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada has now allowed just three or less runs in 13 of his last 14 starts. Sitting at 11-8 with a 3.16 ERA, Estrada has been one of the Jays most consistent starters since taking over the role in May. Continue rolling with Estrada in your lineups.

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Marco Estrada deserved better Thursday, as he held the Rangers to just one run on four hits over six innings. Estrada also fanned six batters in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: The loss moves Estrada to 11-8 on the year with a nice 3.19 ERA. Estrada continues to pitch very well for the Jays, and has been the biggest surprise in the rotation this year. He will face the Indians at home in his next start.

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Marco Estrada wasn't at his best Saturday, however he was staked to 10 run cushion in the fourth. Estrada went 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on five hits while striking out four to earn his 11th victory of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Coming into tonight's contest, Estrada had held opponents to two or less runs in 10 of the last 11 contests. For the season, Estrada is an impressive 11-7 with a 3.27 ERA. He has been a bright spot in the Jays rotation this year. He will look to keep things rolling in his next start against the Texas Rangers on the road.

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Marco Estrada was brilliant Sunday as he limited the division leading Yankees to just three hits over 6.1 innings pitched. Estrada walked three and struck out six in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada has limited the opposition to two or less runs over nine of his last 10 starts. He currently sits 10-6 with a 3.21 ERA and 1.10 WHIP for the season. Estrada will face the Yankees in his next outing at home where he holds a 5-3 record with a 2.97 ERA this year at the Rogers Centre.

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Marco Estrada excellent in win

Tue, Aug 4th 9:56pm EDT
By Marc Walton

Marco Estrada picked up his ninth win of the season Tuesday, as he went 6.2 innings allowing just one run on two hits, walking two and striking out five in the victory. Estrada was removed in the seventh inning as his pitch count had reached 103 for the night.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada has been a breath of fresh air this season for a Jays team that was without an ace until the Price acquisition. Coming into the season there was speculation that Estrada wouldn't be good candidate to start games due to his propensity to give up the long ball, especially in the hitter friendly confines of the Rogers Centre. He has however stepped up big, giving up just 11 home runs, five of which have come at home. He holds a nice 3.40 ERA with a 1.11 WHIP, and 86 strikeouts in 111.1 innings pitched.

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Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada turned in one of the greatest pitching performances of his career. The right hander carried a perfect game into the 8th inning when Logan Forsythe managed to break it up with a infield single. All-in-all, Estrada pitched 8.2 innings of two-hit-ball compiling 10 strikeouts while walking none.

Fantasy Impact: It's the second start in a row where Estrada has taken a no-hitter late into a game. In his last start, his bid for the no-no was once again broken in the 8th against the Orioles.

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It was the top of the 8th inning and Marco Estrada's no-hit-bid was still in place. That was until Orioles' pinch-hitter Jeremy Paredes came to the plate and notched a bloop single to right field, putting an end to Estrada's attempt at history. The finished with 7 innings of one run ball on one hit with four walks and six strikeouts, collecting his 5th win in the process.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada has been a solid back-end starter for the Jays, compiling a 3.55 ERA at home with a 4.44 ERA on the road.

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The route was on from the first inning in the Blue Jay's 11-3 win over the Marlins on Monday. Toronto scored six runs in the first inning, which was more than enough support for starter Marco Estrada, who pitched 7 innings allowing three runs.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada is now 3-3 on the season and has collected back to back wins, pitching 11 innings while allowing only 5 runs and striking out 11.

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Marco Estrada gave up three runs in seven innings but did not factor in the decision as the Jays lost 5-3 to the White Sox on Wednesday. He gave up eight hits and did not walk a batter, but Jeff Samardzija was a little sharper. Estrada lowered his ERA to 3.89 with the effort.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada looked good against the White Sox today. Let's look for more consistency before we run to add him to our rosters.

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Marco Estrada bows to The King

Sat, May 23rd 3:40pm EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Marco Estrada gave up four runs in seven innings of work against the Mariners on Friday. That wasn't nearly good enough to avoid the loss, as Felix Hernandez made only one mistake that Edwin Encarnacion deposited in the seats. Estrada gave up four runs on six hits, walked three, and fell to 1-3 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Unless you are in a very deep league, leave Estrada for someone else to experiment with.

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Marco Estrada managed to get through five innings against the Astros Saturday surrendering only two runs and leaving with a 3-2 lead. He allowed three hits on the night, while fanning eight and issuing four walks. One of those walks came around to score when Evan Gattis plated Jose Altuve with a two-run shot in the third. The win didn't elude Estrada until the sixth inning, when the bullpen promptly gave up four runs and put the game out of reach.

Fantasy Impact: Not a bad outing for Estrada outside of the four walks in five innings. Don't settle for "not bad' and look elsewhere to fill out your roster.

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O's go deep on Marco Estrada

Tue, May 12th 6:20pm EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Marco Estrada served up homers to Adam Jones and Chris Davis in the first inning of yesterday's contest with the Orioles at Camden Yards. Jones' was a solo shot while Davis' shot was of the two-run variety. Estrada settled down to hold the O's to the three runs in five innings of work, but the damage was enough for the Jays to lose 5-2. Estrada gave up a total of five hits and two walks on the night.

Fantasy Impact: Let someone else take a chance on the rookie as growing pains are highly likely.

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Marco Estrada took the loss after going 4 2/3 innings, surrendering five runs (four earned) on eight hits to the Yankees on Tuesday night at the Rogers Centre. He was removed after throwing 79 pitches trying to get through the fifth inning while on a pitch limit of 75. The pitch limit will gradually rise as Estrada gets stretched out.

Fantasy Impact: It would be great to find a promising Blue Jays starter for your fantasy team that would benefit from that potent lineup without killing the peripheral stats along the way. Unfortunately, Estrada didn't look anything like that guy last night. Look elsewhere for now.

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Marco Estrada on pitch limit

Tue, May 5th 7:58pm EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Marco Estrada will be on a 75 pitch limit in his first start tonight since joining the Toronto rotation. (Source: YES Network/Michael Kay)

Fantasy Impact: He's close to 60 pitches after three innings, so it looks like a short night for Estrada. Down 3-0, he'll have close to no shot for the W.

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With Daniel Norris gone to Triple-A Buffalo, Marco Estrada will get his opportunity to start for the Blue Jays. His .84 ERA and matching .84 WHIP are best on the Jays staff.

Fantasy Impact: Let Estrada prove he is worthy of a roster spot before running to add him. The 31 year old could just as easily be banished back to the bullpen by manager John Gibbons after a bad outing or two.

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Blue Jays right hander Marco Estrada was scratched from Sunday's scheduled start with a sore ankle. The right hander is competing for a spot on the big league roster and this looks to set him back as his replacement, Roberto Osuna pitched a spectacular 3 2/3 innings of shut out ball on route to a 3-0 win over the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada has struggled heavily this spring, giving up 8 runs in only 7 2/3 innings pitched.

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Marco Estrada helps his cause

Tue, Mar 17th 10:05am EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Hoping to secure a spot in Toronto's rotation, Marco Estrada threw three scoreless innings against the Atlanta Braves allowing just three hits in a 10-5 victory. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Estrada bounced back from a poor outing in his previous start to keep his name in the mix. While Estrada could have some value, Daniel Norris and Aaron Sanchez both have higher ceilings. Let's see how this unsettled Toronto pitching staff shakes out before considering him for a pick on draft day

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Marco Estrada has miserable day

Thu, Mar 12th 3:12pm EDT
By Marc Walton

Marco Estrada had a miserable outing Thursday as he left the game giving up seven runs on seven hits while retiring just two hitters.

Fantasy Impact: Contending for a spot in the Jays rotation, Marco Estrada didn't help his cause Thursday as he was hit hard against a weak hitting Tampa Bay lineup. Estrada, who led the league in homeruns allowed last season with 29, is best viewed as a bullpen arm for a Jays team that plays its home games in the hitter friendly Rogers Centre.

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Marco Estrada helps his cause

Sun, Mar 8th 11:22am EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Marco Estrada retired all six hitters he faced in the third and fourth innings against the Phillies on Saturday. Estrada is in the mix for the 5th starter slot in the rotation and shook off command issues from his previous spring appearance to improve his chances. (Source: Toronto Sun )

Fantasy Impact: Estrada has a plus fastball/change combo and mixes in a cutter and curve occasionally. Unless he improves the secondary stuff, it will be tough for him to crack the rotation. He shouldn't be on your radar right now

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